Your Completely Queer Guide To Horoscope Hookups

leo_300x300LEO (July 23 – August 22) As a Leo, you’re the life of the gay club, and for a good reason. Your personality is downright magnetic, and your charming ways sometimes get you in more trouble than you’d like to admit. Of all the signs, you are the one most focused on pleasure, and you’re happiest when you’re seeking it, acquiring it, and then living your life soaked in it. You’re known to your friends as the one most likely to fall in love overnight, and you often have difficulty reining in all those big and dynamic feelings for your crushes. Don’t book the queer-friendly chapel yet, Leo. And try to keep it in your pants for once.

U-Haul Material – Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

Explosive Fingerblasting Chemistry – Aries, Cancer, Leo

Beware of Trainwreck – Virgo, Scorpio

Best Lesbros Forever – Taurus, Gemini, Capricorn

LEO and ARIES Aries and Leo will definitely bang. If it hasn’t happened yet, it will happen soon. Aries loves to make the first move and Leo loves to feel attractive. Both of them know they’re good, so the bedroom becomes an epic wrestling match for two giant egos, but it’s a win-win for both parties. There will probably be a lot of fighting over who gets to top first, but it’ll be super hot. When you put two fire signs together, it usually means explosive sex olympics. While they have the potential to be a powerful duo, they’re both egotistical, stubborn, and prone to wandering eyes the moment they don’t feel their needs being met. Unless they’re both actively flattering the other, it’s going to be hard to keep the flame of longevity and commitment going. Better to just be lesbros with benefits.

LEO and TAURUS Best friends forever! Leo’s ego is big but easily bruised, and Taurus’ loyalty and unfailing support is exactly what Leo needs to feel okay about themselves. These two will see each other through thick and thin. Taurus loves being comfortable and Leo loves being lavish, so they’ll bro it out over the finer things in life. Sex is on the table as fun for both, but they’re better suited to be the best friends they can be rather than longterm partners.

LEO and GEMINI Gemini loves excitement, and Leo’s dynamic edge means that there’s never a dull moment in the limelight. Gemini will be immediately drawn to the command Leo has over a social scene, and Leo loves that Gemini keeps everyone on their feet with a witty commentary. Both are masters of communication and expression, and when their powers are combined, they’re an unstoppable force. As lovers, their pairing is more complicated, as Leo tends to be in charge of a situation whether it was their intention or not, and Gemini lives for freedom and hates authority, which means that making decisions and taking the lead is guaranteed to be a problem area. These two might be better in the best friend category where they can be uncompromisable equals, rather than wrestling for control of a relationship.

LEO and CANCER Fire and water are always a potent combination, and here there’s a definite sexual chemistry that keeps the two hot and bothered. Cancer is immediately into the status that Leo brings to the room, and Leo feels charmed the moment the Crab starts stroking their ego. When they’re done flirting about their history of alternative lifestyle haircuts, they’re going to be ripping each other’s clothes off. Is it a hot night? Damn right. Will it last forever? Maybe not. Leo likes to live large, which doesn’t always mean the safe and secure nest that Cancer prefers. Leo’s a leader whether they want to be or not, but Cancer knows all about their sensitive side, a tender underbelly that they don’t mind snipping at when in one of their famous moods. Tread carefully, queerios.

LEO and LEO Damn. Talk about an attractive pair. These two will steal the spotlight everywhere they go, and from their first meeting, it’s going to be all kinds of intense. The chemistry is off the charts, and after admiring each other’s perfect hair, they’re going to be ripping off their clothes and fighting to finish last. Two fire signs make for one scorched bed, but they may provide some scorching elsewhere that is not as well-received. Leos tend to attract drama, tend to fall in love overnight, and a pair of lions will undoubtedly provide an emotional rollercoaster worthy of cautionary tales. They may be fire, but hot and cold is a good way to describe their interactions, and with egos that are easily bruised, all this running into each other is going to lead to two very sore and sad Leos. The sex may be off the charts, but a relationship is probably much more than these two can bear.

LEO and VIRGO Blushing Virgo falls for the charming Leo from the first, and Leo likes just about anyone who likes them in return. Unfortunately, they’ve got little in common beyond their affection for each other, and that affection might wear thin once perfectionist Virgo starts to point out Leo’s flaws, which is the number one no-no in Leo’s little black book. Leo deflates under Virgo’s criticisms, even if Virgo is just trying to help their lion get to their best. Virgo takes the quiet route while Leo keeps tumbling headfirst into the spotlight, and Leo might start to feel a lack of support from Virgo, while Virgo isn’t sure Leo is even aware of their needs anymore. If they can take the time to be very careful with each other’s very specific needs, it just might work, but work it will be.

LEO and LIBRA These two are all over each other from day one, and it’s just too darn cute. Libras lovs lavish Leo and can’t help but show their partner off. Leos are tickled by Libra’s natural charm, and their ego has never been stroked better. They’re the couple that continually brags to their friends about their a-MAY-zing partner. That’s because they only have good things to report – they both provide exactly what the other needs in a relationship, with their chief strengths balancing the other’s. This is a pair that gets shit done. Leo’s a leader with plans, and Libra’s someone who knows how to finish the job. That translates to exactly what you think it means in the bedroom.

LEO and SCORPIO Fire and water most definitely make steam, and Leo’s brand of fire sure does heat things up. Unfortunately, the chemistry between Leo and Scorpio fizzles fast when it comes to the way they navigate life, as both want to take the lead, and Leo’s need to socialize doesn’t sit well with possessive Scorpio. Leo struggles to be anything but genuine in their outward emotions, and Scorpio’s more secretive sides drive them up a wall. If there’s a major disagreement in the relationship, expect it to remain unresolved for years, as Scorpio refuses to compromise, and Leo refuses to give up on their beliefs. If they want to make something of this situation, it’ll take a lot of work, and not just the kind of work a Rodeoh does, as that’s the kind of work these two might keep resorting to when push comes to shove.

LEO and SAGITTARIUS Leo has probably had a crush on Sagittarius for a while, because everyone has a crush on Sagittarius! Luckily, Sagittarius can’t resist a queer who makes big entrances, and Leo’s more than happy to align themselves with another life of the party. These kids are wild. Fire on fire means the passion is off the hook, and when it comes to social lives, these two are fun magnets. Everyone already gravitates to people-loving Leos and Sags, and together they are completely irresistible. It pays to follow them around at Pride, because they are going to have a super good time no matter where they go. When they’re not living life to the fullest, they’re bringing out the best in each other, with Sag grounding Leo and Leo teaching Sag some manners. This is a powerful match that means happiness for everyone around them.

LEO and CAPRICORN An unlikely pair, these two end up balancing each other very well. No one thought studious and serious Capricorn would ever start hanging out with loud and proud Leo, but it turns out that they create a unique little harmony that no one saw coming. Capricorn may still roll their eyes at Leo’s social bravado, and Leo’s always trying to get Capricorn to “just live a little,” but it makes for two people who genuinely care about the other, and are loyal through thick and thin. Leo is loyal to the ones they love, and Capricorn is well-known for their persistence and devotion. These two have each other’s back no matter what, even when they cannot see eye to eye on anything else. As lovers, it’s a difficult situation both are ridiculously stubborn, and when matters of the heart don’t align, it’s going to take forever for them to understand one another. As friends, they bring out the best in each other, and the differences between them don’t ruin the dedication they’ve cultivated together.

LEO and AQUARIUS This is a super duper power couple. There is literally nothing these two can’t accomplish together. Don’t be surprised if they take over the world, or at the very least become celesbians. Both are idealists with goals that drive them – Aquarius has big humanitarian dreams and Leo the leader can make them happen. The melding of their traits put all of these dreams into action, and for two idealists, no project is too lofty. Aquarius sees the tender sides of Leo and is more than happy to soothe them, while Leo is smitten with Aquarius’ creativity, something they highly value in a partner. They are each other’s muses, and these are a pair of queers to watch.

LEO and PISCES Leo is crazy about Pisces from the first time they meet. Pisces are always dreamy, and Leo can’t help but fall head over heels for the dreamiest babe at the zine festival. Leo is in love with love itself, and Pisces brings out their romantic side, with Leo pulling out all the big stops to get Pisces on their level. Of course, Pisces’ dreaminess is not shallow, and their natural intuition makes them find and adore all the parts of Leo that Leo’s prone to keeping to themselves, a little gesture that the lion’s ego finds irresistible. Fire and water mean the chemistry is crazy good, and the bedroom is a place for mutual admiration as much as sexual Olympics. Pisces tones down Leo’s larger than life side and keeps them from overdoing themselves, and Leo gets Pisces out from the inner journey and gets them excited about the world around them. They’re sweethearts from the start, and it doesn’t look to end any time soon.

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  1. SPOT ON, BANG TIDY & SERIOUSLY GENIUS.. Loving your work :o) Feels like this was written with humour, empathy and the perfect balance between providing enough relevant info to be useful without going OTT..
    I’m a Gemini and am enjoying probably the most gorgeous relationship of my life so far with a Taurean lady. On paper it should be a train wreck, but in fact it’s just beautiful. Am just enjoying every day as it comes and not questioning or analysing it. I love astrology and think there’s a lot of helpful insight to be gained from it, equally I’m so happy to be in a relationship that’s an exception to the mystic rule book..

  2. Ha — it’s always been kind of hard to put stock in horoscopes when I’m a leo, and while I can be egotistical, I’m also the shy, socially awkward, anxious type. I still think they’re fun, though.

    • aha, yea same, sometimes i always wonder if im even a leo or if the astrology chart is wrong, because most times when you look up, “intresting facts about leos”, one of them will always say that a leo is super confident, I mean yes I can be very confident and out going, but not necessarily with, love, friends, and other things.But ya know, im a teen and ive never dated a girl before, but i already know i like women, because ya know, ya just know.But uh, yea, i found this pretty helpful. Also i just like commenting yeeeee

    • And the Virgo thing is also wrong. Virgos love to fall for me. Every. Last. One. Critical thinkers who explore the world and learn together, maybe write, draw, and dance a bit, that’s what Aries and Virgos do.

  3. Anassa Kata!! Greetings from Israel. I just joined autostraddle. I am known as OldLadyKlainer on tumblr. I graduated from BMC in ’75
    with a major in Hist.of Religion. I have 3 grown children: my ‘baby’
    is a combat soldier in the IDF and a TaeKwonDo champion. My older daughter lives in NYC and is LGBT. She goes to college. I am a Sagittarius who may be a ‘late in life’ LGBT woman (like Meredith
    Baxter). I am a retired chef and English teacher; currently I do clothing alterations at home. I crochet, knit, quilt, cook and read
    ferociously. I look forward to reading your columns in the future.
    So nice to meet you. mamahufflepuff

  4. I’ve always loved astrology so this was fun to read :p I’m a Capricorn and my girlfriend is a Gemini and we’re more similar to each other than to anyone else. Been dating almost a year and have yet to really argue. I totally agree with my description, but I guess she’s a rare seed with hers because I think she should really be a Taurus xD Super fun article :3

  5. OHMYGOD you guys. Try looking at these with you & your partner’s Venus signs. Taken in combination with your sun signs, you may find that the parts you disagree with are right on the money with the Venus signs.

    I’m a Sagittarius sun and Scorpio Venus. My girlfriends are Capricorn/Capricorn and Aquarius/Pisces. My newest interest is a Taurus/Gemini, and while I would never make a relationship decision based exclusively on someone’s astrological indications, there’s nothing wrong with noticing patterns. My best friends, my lovers that were great, and the ones that weren’t, and the people I can’t stand – mostly fit the pattern (with a few outliers).

  6. yeah. i’m used to Cancer assessments being deadddd wrong for me. sucks because i’m super into astrology/metaphysical stuff!

    i’m basically the exact opposite of needy and/or emotional in relationships. i’ve almost exclusively been in friends-with-benefits situations (with one possible exception, and that ended BECAUSE i wasn’t aware that we were “official” until they brought it up casually & i bolted), and i don’t have plans to change that in future.

    the potential of commitment by either me or the other party freaks me out, i don’t like monogamy, i never get emotionally invested or have butterflies / general mushy feelings, & i’m all-around aromantic… how far from Cancer can you get?!

    but i still like to cuddle!

    the Aquarius description isn’t far off, which is interesting since that’s my moon sign. maybe that’s my dominant personality since Cancers are ruled by the moon! see, i want it to work!

  7. So I thought “this is a fun article” and I pop over to the Scorpio page and start reading through and everything hits the mark except for one really clashing part… the bit where I’m meant to be introverted.

    And then I see the apparent reaction between Scorpio and Leo and I’m thinking, “this Leo sounds more like me”.

    So I go over to the Leo page and read the first bit and everything agrees with me… but then it doesn’t mention some of the things that really clicked on the Scorpio page. The only way I can figure it is that personality-wise I must be some kind of mad combination of the two. It is true that I need my personal space but I also crave so much my very active social life and have past experience of being absolutely miserable without it.

    The horoscope here indicates the combination of personality types as a tempestuous ‘one to avoid’ between two people. Somehow combined within one person, I can only give a sardonic recognition giggle and come to the same conclusion. Lol.

    My gorgeous Pisces girlfriend of 2-years-and-counting however indeed seems a perfect fit for either, and is absolutely a perfect fit for me! :) <3

  8. Just the other day I was lamenting that all the astrology sites catered to heterosexuals, whereas I’m a dorky homo who realizes how silly it is to look at her horoscope for relationship advice but does it anyway. Thanks for not making me stoop so low as to take advice aimed at straight men.

  9. OK so as a Scorpio sun and rising I believe that I totally relate to my sign in every aspect, but I do not fit with the zodiac match ups. I am generally attracted to Aries, Aquarius and Leo and not at all Gemini, Virgo or cancer. So I checked out my moon and I’m a cancer of which I don’t think I relate to at all . Anyway awesome post , thuroughly enjoyed reading through !

  10. Ok, I totally agree with this on a surface level. Strictly going by sun signs. And yet, as a scorpio who is in a serious long term relationship with a leo, and totally head over heals in love with her I might add, I have to remind the masses that there’s more to astrology than sun signs. Your whole chart should be taken into consideration. My partner and I have more in common under the surface than our sun signs would have you believe. Thus, I would caution anyone who takes astrology to heart to dig deeper into a person’s chart rather than writing them off because of first glances at their birthdate. To be fair both times I’ve dated an Aries it was a total train wreck. The trains collided, exploded into flames, and then they re-materialized and did it a few more times just to emphasize how wrong I was in thinking that could have ever worked.

  11. Hi I am Harper,a Libra and 18 in a wonderful relationship with my 19 year old Aries friend Anrina. This post is true in some cases but honestly, both of us love being with each other and all. She is bossy and rude sometimes (ok, most of the times) and I am always arguing.We met when I was 13 in school. She is amazing and the “opposites attract mantra” still works. There’s rarely any frustrated tears and all. Infact she’s right beside me now laughing…

  12. I wonder if instead of using sun signs it makes more sense to focus on Venus, cause that’s the planet of love and sex? I find that my Venus in Scorpio is so more important in my own chart regrading relationships, whereas my Sun (ego) in Libra is more applicable to my work and other projects.

  13. I’m dating a Capricorn and I’m a Gemini. So far, it has been a communication challenge because us Gems are more mental, so we seek that stimulation and communication is key. My Cap seems to appreciate life at this point in life so we enjoy each others presence as Gems like to be child-like at times. We’ve had a disagreement so far which me being a Gem, I pushed away automatically. She was able to calm me and help me look through the situation. Gems need that because we will push away if we don’t feel loved or appreciated enough. She stays on me as far as task, and I stay on her as far as goals and making sure she holds up to what she says she will do.

  14. I’m a Pisces woman dating a Gemini woman and we’ve had a very magnetic relationship in the beginning had some ups and downs since then and we’ve managed to smooth out all of the rough spots simply by communicating with each other. I don’t smother her with too much affection and she’s not too detached to where I don’t feel the love like most Pisces-Gemini relationships. We also put in a lot of effort and compromise into making our relationship work which is most important aspect aside from communication. Any sun sign combo can work with these two things.

  15. Taurus here!

    Been with my Scorpio girlfriend for almost five years now and we’ve never been happier or more in love!
    What you said about our pairing is pretty damn spot on, too!

  16. Good read. Compatibility differs when it comes to friendship, sex and relationship. Over the years, I’ve compiled my own empirical truths on who gives the best bang for the buck, who one can hang around with and who should be your life partner. Some are spot on in your analysis here but if one is truly honest and have had lived expansively, one will agree that to each his own and that everyone is very different. Upbringing and life experiences matters a lot and can change one’s horoscopic stereotypes externally. However, truth be told, every sign retains ONE of their true CORE essence internally. It’s up to you or your partner to discover which one defines either one.

    I’m a Piscean with Sagi rising and brought up in a very challenging warrior lifestyle. I’m supposed to get along well with Cancerians and Scorpions but I pretty much loathe them for all the right and wrong reasons. I’m way too aggressive and honest frank for them to find comfort and solace and I never back down or lose from a fight I’m cornered into. I’ve told my closest friends and family-I never fight 99.9% of the time, but if I’m forced to, I won’t fight, I will make sure I KILL you! That is why I genuinely fear my own darkness :) Some may recoil at this revelation but the root is that if that loser is unlucky to unleash my pandora’s box of pent up abuse over my lifetime, he/she earned it-no regrets! Otherwise, boringly, I’m compassionate, protective, extremely old fashioned loyal, but will not tolerate nor sympathises with hypocrites, traitors and deliberate losers. Sex wise, I consistently find a few tried and tested signs that can seriously quench my hunger for immense satisfying pleasures; and some, I would never ever touch with a mile long pole even if they looked like a Greek god-dess! Good attitude is key. Sexiness with mutual respect is seductive and addictive. Surprisingly, when I shared some of these observations, many concurred, which could mean some signs are universally sh*t, and some are must grab! LOL.

    Using horoscopes to filter hookups-frens-partners may limit the sampling size, but I rather be sane, grounded, harmonious and alive than dragging closeted mental case residuals and debris along. Yes indeed there are exceptions to the rule in anything but sadly, way too far and in between for me to take the chance again and again. Trust your own instincts when connecting with someone new or those who have yet to earn your trust. Observe, take notes, remember common patterns and always ask for their star signs. They may find you “strange or creepy” but turn it around and entice them into submitting by disclosing that you know which signs are always a great lay and which are jerks. Trust me, they will be enamoured to know for themselves. Everyone’s a narcissist deep down. It’s then up to u to dispense wisdom while you choose how to sample them, ala carte.
    The library’s open. Good Reading y’all !!

  17. Pisces & Taurus – when there are other balanced Astro makeups in the charts…WOW is it such an out of this world match.

    Holy crap sensual excellence!!! Less talk more action. So good.
    Very few times do “arguments” happen and then they do, there is always a realization that we’re going somewhere and elevating the relationship to a new level.
    But DANG is the physical part good. So good.
    Spiritual and physical bliss. When it’s right it is very right. A Taurus with some water in their chart is a good choice.

  18. I feel so seen.
    In reference to believing, rejecting, or just thinking astrology is fun, has it occurred to anyone else that astrology and tarot are kind of a language of trauma and trauma recovery? Both can kind of be a religion for folks cast out by a bigoted church. They can both provide a grounded sense of what to see as a pattern in yourself if development of one was disrupted by childhood trauma or if disassociation makes it hard to love all of your parts. Both offer insight- a salve to the tired minds of folks inclined to overthink everything. Compatibility ‘scopes can make it feel more predictable and thus safe to try again at a relationship for someone who has experienced a traumatizing relationship.
    And like guess who is most likely to experience hate violence, sexual assault, bullying, poverty? And that’s without breaking it down by sex or gender identity or race or immigration status or age or where you live.
    Like, I have could list out so many examples to support my thought and then network the shit out of supportive treatment options, non-profits, city council hopefuls, legislative protections until I die if I just date a Virgo or ask them and an Aquarius to help me run for office lol

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